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Instagram says A.I. is now helping it track down bullying in photos – 10.10.2018

Instagram says A.I. is now helping it track down bullying in photos

Instagram is continuing its efforts to combat bullying on the platform. The company has said that it is starting to use new machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and captions. Those posts will be sent to Instagram’s Community Operations team for human review.

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* Earlier this year, Instagram announced it would filter out bullying comments that aim to harass or upset users. That feature built on a tool introduced last year that blocks offensive comments, and a filter that removes spam in comments. Starting Tuesday, the bullying comment filter will also apply to Live Videos on Instagram.*

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Twitter sunsets the ability to create Moments on mobile

Starting on October 23rd, you’ll have to go straight to Twitter’s website if you want to create a Moment. The platform has stopped the ability to create Moments within the iOS and Android apps, because it’s apparently not seeing a lot of use.

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* Twitter didn’t explain why it’s spending time and energy pulling the feature out of the apps if it’s not seeing a lot of use in the first place. It is interesting, however, that they have kept the feature active on the desktop site, especially given that the platform is generally seen as a mobile first app.*

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Snap takes on Netflix with new short-form ‘Originals’

Snapchat has unveiled its fall slate of a dozen “Original” video shows including its first scripted programs from top producers like Keeping Up With The Kardashians creator Bunim/Murray and Friday Night Lights writer Carter Harris.

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* After losing 3 million daily users in the last quarter, Snapchat needs something to boost its user base.  If Snapchat can be the place for must-see TV on the go, it could lure in new users looking for a relaxing escape from the competitive world of social media success theatre*

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